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Partner event: The Nat presents "Binational Biodiversity and the Border"

Thursday, April 8, 2021
9:00 am10:30 am

Two countries, one bioregion. The Nat’s research area includes southern California and the entire Baja California Peninsula. This region is special, but it’s threatened, and we are fortunate to work alongside scientists and conservationists who are passionate about preserving biodiversity on both sides of the border. In this panel, speakers will discuss trans-border contrasts and collaborations.

Dr. Daniel Thornton will address transboundary conservation and the need for international collaboration. Dr. Arturo Ramírez-Valdez will talk about the asymmetry in management, regulations, research efforts, fishery trends, and economic value of the critically endangered giant sea bass across the U.S.-Mexico border, which undermines conservation efforts. Louise Misztal will discuss her work on cross-border conservation design and climate change adaptation planning. Dr. Lorena Villanueva-Almanza will share her research on transborder variation in Washingtonia palms.

This is the second in a series of four 90-minute webinars that compose this year’s State of Biodiversity Digital Symposium.


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    San Diego Foundation
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  • County of San Diego
    County of San Diego
  • State Coastal Conservancy
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    SANDAg transnet logo
  • Coastkeeper
  • UCNRS logo
  • Malk Nature Fund
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